Crown Audio named Sound Marketing Central its 2006 “Rep of the Year” at the annual Harman Pro Group rep and distributors conference in Huntington Beach, California. Scott Robbins, executive vice president of sales for Crown Audio, made the announcement.

"Sound Marketing's Central Division went far beyond simply exceeding their sales targets across all vertical markets during 2006," says Robbins. "They've truly partnered with Crown by taking a very personal involvement in supporting customers and resolving issues. They also bring considerable value to our distribution partners through outstanding training and technical support. As a result, we are very pleased to recognize them with this award for their exemplary service."

Sound Marketing Central was also dually honored as the 2006 Harman Pro Rep of the Year, which is awarded to the firm that not only surpasses its goals but also actively carries out the sales and marketing activities of the Harman Pro Group companies with maximum effectiveness.

Based in Bridgeview, Illinois, Sound Marketing Central is under the direction of principals John Reda and Mike Flynn. Servicing the amplifier manufacturer's Illinois and Wisconsin territories for the past five years, the firm also has sibling offices located in Canoga Park, California (Sound Marketing West), and Mishawaka, Indiana (Sound Marketing East).